The addition of psilocybin mushrooms to a bill decriminalizing marijuana possession threw a monkey wrench into New Jersey’s legalization effort.
A voter-approved measure strips them of basic protections enjoyed by employees in other businesses.
The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.
Joe Biden received one of the highest margins in the nation in California, but a look at how the state’s ballot measures were decided shows a more complex picture of the electorate.
With a historic vote, its people staked their claim to statehood.
Wednesday: Joe Biden definitely won California, as expected. Here’s what else happened on Election Day.
The victory of Proposition 22, the most expensive initiative in the state’s history, could help gig companies remake labor laws throughout the country.
Voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, putting pressure on neighboring states like New York.
The coronavirus pandemic has put a dent in the signature-gathering process, but voters still managed to put forward dozens of measures nationwide.
Proponents of legalizing cannabis voiced anger at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who revealed only after the referendum that she supported it.
An update to California’s groundbreaking privacy law falls short.
The people of Illinois, Arizona and California have a chance to make the distribution of state taxation a little more fair.
Banning any consideration of race, gender or ethnicity in public university admissions and public contracting was a mistake with big consequences.
Proposition 13 in 1978 curbed property tax increases. Now voters may strip protection for commercial buildings, helping hard-hit local budgets.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a bid to scrap the charter inherited from Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, a move that could set a new course for the country.
Pinochet’s Constitution needs an overhaul, but the process is not without risks.
A question on November’s ballot asks residents if they support changing the state Constitution to allow recreational use of the drug.
Fathers will be allowed 10 days of paid time off after voters endorsed a new law despite a conservative backlash that forced a referendum.
The fate of a law mandating two weeks of paid leave for fathers will be decided at the polls after a conservative backlash forced a referendum.
Chile’s Mapuche have long demanded official recognition of their culture and of their claims to ancestral lands. A referendum over a new Constitution provides them a chance to be included.
Ending racial preferences in a state university system harmed Black and Hispanic students while doing little to lift whites and Asian-Americans, a study asserts.
The court’s order in effect blocked a ballot measure intended to address partisan gerrymandering.
Missouri is the latest state where ballot initiatives took the issue directly to voters, bypassing Republican leaders.
Russia’s constitutional “referendum” delivered its expected outcome — President Putin can serve until 2036 — but an elaborate spectacle of public affirmation was vital to his legitimacy.
Oklahoma is the latest state where voters, in choosing to expand Medicaid, have delivered a rebuke to their elected officials.
There used to be little stigma around getting paid to extol the Russian president. Now, as his popularity ebbs with young people, online celebrities see such praise as a career wrecker.